Tag: Writing

Your Awkward Voice - Podcasts!

Why does the sound of our voice make us cringe? …How about: Ever catch two mirrors converging and you see your ACTUAL face, only to look at yourself like you’ve been hit with a shovel… (maybe just me) Back to the sound of our voice. When we play it back on a recording of a... Read more »

All-Time Top 5 Movies (and Why)

First, the movies. Then the why. Then the why I put this list together. Here it goes: 1.) Braveheart (1995) To me, the movie had it all. History, action, drama, comedy, thrills. Cinematography in Scotland was dashingly beautiful, featuring massive landscapes of Scotland’s green highlands, hills, and valleys. The characters brought me into their meager... Read more »

My Problem with Grammarly

When I want to hear to my favorite tunes, I web jet to YouTube on the computer, or open Spotify or Amazon Music when going “mobile” (I don’t pay for music often because I’m a product of the Napster Revolution). Several times during a listening session, without fail, I’m interrupted by these increasingly annoying Grammarly ads. If you haven’t... Read more »
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The Awkward Art of Self-Promoting

Self-Promoting. Could there be a more selfish, vile, and annoying act on the internet? Well, I’m sure I could think of some other internet activities to which those adjective apply, but as a recent practitioner of unbridled self-promotion, I know the feelings all too well at the present moment. On August 10, 2018, I independently... Read more »

Insultful Ode to 45

I got to thinking – “when was the last time I posted?” For all the inquisitive folks out there demanding for an answer: November 9, 2016 – the day after the presidential election. My usual 8 weeks – 9 months hiatus lasted a bit longer I suppose because it has taken quite a bit of effort to lift... Read more »

The Lost Art of Reading

On a plane ride from Portland, OR to Chicago yesterday afternoon, I had conducted myself in a manner I haven’t in ages, if ever. At PDX (that’s fancy airliner code for Portland’s international airport), I purchased a book – Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman of Parks & Recreation fame... Read more »
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A Truly Novel Effort at Awkwardness

I wrote a book. A novel, in fact. 65,000 of the best words I had in me. One would think (given my history on this blog) I simply regurgitated those words in arbitrary fashion onto the page like a drunken frat fool, but I promise that wasn’t the case. Truth is – I poured heart... Read more »